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Produced by The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy Resources 



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Dear Friend: 



July 1988 



The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy Resources (EOER) is pleased to present this 
1988 COMMUNITY GUIDE TO ENERGY RESOURCES. 

The EOER oversees the energy policies and the majority of the energy programs in the 
Commonwealth. In this role, it serves as the focal point of requests for information on the many 
different energy programs and services offered throughout Massachusetts. With this updated 
guide, EOER is providing a comprehensive directory of the many public and private organiza- 
tions which provide some type of energy service in Massachusetts. 

In preparing this guide, special emphasis was placed on addressing the specific energy needs 
of the average energy consumer, such as homeowners and small businesses. The guide was 
designed to provide energy consumers with easy access to the person or the agency which can 
best assist them with their energy needs. Furthermore, this guide should encourage greater 
utilization of available energy programs and services by increasing consumers' awareness of the 
specific services that are available. 

This guide has been divided into four separate sections. Section One is a listing of federal 
energy programs that are available directly to consumers. In Section Two, all of the energy 
programs administered by the state are listed, along with a section on state tax incentives for 
renewable energy investments. Section Three contains information on the various energy con- 
servation programs that are offered by utility companies in Massachusetts. Finally, Section Four 
contains a list of the many local, nonprofit, public and private energy information, education, 
research, assistance and service agencies in Massachusetts. The information for the guide was 
compiled from organizations which responded to an EOER survey. All information is current as 
of July 1988. 

Energy costs are not as high as they were in the 1970's, but they still represent a significant 
part of every household's and business' budget. Improving the efficiency of our energy use is — 
and will continue to be — the focus of EOER's energy policies and programs. Therefore, I 
encourage you to make good use of this guide as a means of controlling — and perhaps even 
reducing — your energy costs, and of enhancing the efficient use of our available energy 
resources. 




Sharon M. Pollard 
Secretary of Energy Resources 



Table of 
Contents 



Part I: 

Federal Energy Programs 3 

Part II: 

State Energy Programs 5 

Part III: 

State Tax Incentives 9 

Part IV: 

Utility Conservation Programs 11 

PartV: 

Local Energy Programs and Services 17 

Barnstable County 17 

Berkshire County 18 

Bristol County 19 

Dukes County 19 

Essex County 20 

Franklin County 21 

Hampden County 21 

Hampshire County 22 

Middlesex County 23 

Nantucket County 25 

Norfolk County 25 

Plymouth County 26 

Suffolk County 26 

Worcester County 29 



Federal 

Energy 

Programs 



Introduction 

The federal government has several energy related pro- 
grams, most of which are funded by the federal government 
but are administered by state or local governments, or pri- 
vate organizations. The programs which are administered at 
the local level are listed in this guide under the location of 
the organization that has the direct consumer contact. This 
section covers only those energy programs which are adminis- 
tered directly by federal agencies. The programs are listed in 
alphabetical order. 

Please note that the list of federal energy related programs 
set out below is based on information available as of July 
1988. This list is subject to change as revisions are made to 
the federal budget, federal statutes, or federal regulations. 

If you have any questions about any of these programs 
contact: 

United States Department of Energy (DOE) 

Boston Support Office 

10 Causeway Street 

Boston, MA 02222-1035 

(617)565-7700 

Conservation and Renewable Energy Inquiry 
and Referral Service (CAREIRS) 

P.O. Box 8900 

Silver Spring, MD 20907 

(800) 523-2929 

This service provides information on the full range of energy 
conservation and renewable energy technologies, including: 
active and passive solar, solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, 
biomass, alcohol fuels, hydroelectricity, geothermal, and 
ocean thermal energy. In addition, the service maintains 
contact with a nationwide network of public and private 
organizations that specialize in highly technical or regionally 
specific energy information. 



National Appropriate Technology Assistance 
Service (NAT AS) 

United States Department of Energy 
P.O. Box 2525 
Butte, MO 59702-2525 
(800) 428-2525 

This service offers three primary services which are designed 
to help consumers implement energy saving appropriate tech- 
nologies: (1) tailored information responses, (2) engineering 
and scientific technical assistance, and (3) business technical 
assistance. 

National Energy Information Center 

United States Department of Energy 

Information Referral Division 

P.O. Box 1300 

Oak Ridge, TN 37831 

(615)576-1301 

This center provides statistical and analytical energy data, 
information, and referral assistance for government agen- 
cies, the private sector, and the general public. Information 
specialists for specific energy sources provide personalized 
service in responding to energy inquiries. The Center dis- 
tributes Energy Information Administration (EIA) 
publications. 



Federal Energy Programs 



Office of Energy Related Inventions 

National Bureau of Standards 
Building 202, Room 20!) 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 
(301)975-5500 

Contact: Mr. George Lewett 

This office identifies, evaluates, and supports promising 
energy related inventions and innovative technologies, 
particularly those which are submitted by individuals and 
small businesses. The purpose of the program is to provide 
an opportunity for independent inventors and small busi- 
nesses, with promising energy related inventions, to obtain 
federal assistance in developing and commercializing their 
inventions. 



Small Business Innovation Research 
Program (SBIR) 

SBIR Program Office 

United States Department of Energy 
Washington. D.C 02545 
(301)353-5807 

Contact: (i<-rry Washington 

The objective of this program is to strengthen the role of 
small innovative firms in the areas of research and develop- 
ment. Successful proposals from small firms (approximately 
100 per year) may receive up to $50,000 to explore the 
feasibility of their ideas. Up to $500,000 may be available in 
a second phase of the program for the development of 
those ideas with the greatest potential. The Department of 
Energy expects to issue the next SBIR solicitation in the 
late fall of 1988. 




State 

Energy 

Programs 



Introduction 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has many energy pro- 
grams which are administered by different state agencies. 
Most of the programs which directly serve consumers are 
administered by either the Executive Office of Energy 
Resources (EOER) or the Executive Office of Communities 
and Development (EOCD). The programs listed in this 
section are current as of July 1988, but like the federal pro- 
grams described in the previous section, the Common- 
wealth's energy effort is constantly subject to change. Many 
of these changes will be in response to federal energy pro- 
gram funding changes. Other changes may be made in 
response to revisions in the state budget or to changes in 
individual agency program priorities. 

Executive Office of Energy Resources 
(EOER) 

For further information about any of the programs listed 
below, contact the person listed in that program's descrip- 
tion at: 

Executive Office of Energy Resources 
100 Cambridge Street 
Room 1500 ' 
Boston, MA 02202 
(617) 727-4732 

EOER also has a regional office in Western Massachusetts at: 

436 Dwight Street 
Room 301 

Springfield, MA 01103 
(413)784-1160 

Alternative Energy Property 
Program (AEPP) ' 

Summary of Program: Under this program, funds are 
distributed to public entities for the design, development, 
and construction of cost-effective alternative energy projects. 
Energy technologies that are eligible for funding include: 



solar thermal, wood, wind, hydropower, passive solar (includ- 
ing multifamily passive solar) and photovoltaic (solar electri- 
city) applications. These funds are available for projects on public 
facilities that are owned by municipalities, counties, regional 
school districts or public housing authorities. 

Contact: Barbara Dowd 

Boiler Improvement Program 

Summary of Program: This program offers intensive two-day 
seminars to businesses and other large boiler operators to 
demonstrate opportunities for energy cost savings through 
boiler equipment retrofits and improved maintenance 
practices. 

Contact: Cliff Sullivan 

Circuit Rider Program 

Summary of Program: This program is available to munici- 
palities and school districts with a population of 10,000 or 
under in Worcester, Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, and 
Berkshire Counties. The Circuit Rider Program provides 
assistance to eligible communities in applying for state and 
federal energy program funds and in developing energy 
operation and maintenance plans. For municipalities and 
school districts with a population of 5,000 or under, the Cir- 
cuit Rider Program also provides assistance in completing 
technical energy audits, advice on the need for technical 
audit updates, and help in evaluating technical audit pro- 
posals. The Circuit Rider Program also provides assistance 
in preparing bid specifications. 

Contact: John Bevelaqua 



State Energy Programs 



Energy Advisor Service (EAS) 

Summary of Program: This program offers individualized 
site-specific technical analyses to businesses to assist them 
in identifying energy saving opportunities. The Energy 
Advisors are experienced private sector energy analysts 
and engineers under contract with EOER. The Energy 
Advisors analyze energy saving opportunities ranging from 
process recommendations to cogeneration. This program is 
intended to assist manufacturers whose energy costs are a 
significant portion of their operating costs. EOER will pay 
over 80% of the cost of the technical assistance provided. 
The client pays only $100 per day. 

Contact: Laura Merrill 

Energy Audit/Energy Conservation 
Improvement Program 

Summary of Program: This program provides grants to fund 
engineering studies and to implement energy conservation 
measures in facilities which are owned by public entities, such 
as local and county governments, regional school districts, 
and public housing authorities. This program requires the 
municipalities and school districts to repay to the Common- 
wealth 30% of the grant over a period of no more than 10 
years. The purpose of this program is to provide direct finan- 
cial aid to allow a public entity to participate in energy 
saving activities which will result in reduced public energy 
budgets. This program is only available to public institu- 
tions when funds are available. 

Contact: John Bevelaqua 

Energy Conservation Service/ Residential 
Conservation Service 

Summary of Program: This is a statewide residential energy 
conservation program which is mandated by federal and 
state laws. The program requires all gas and electric utili- 
ties to provide energy audits and other related services to 
their customers. 

Contact: Diane Daily 

Home Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) 

Summary of Program: The Home Energy Assistance Team 
(HEAT) program enables Massachusetts homeowners and 
tenants, with annual incomes up to $75,000, to receive 
interest free loans for making energy conservation improve- 
ments to their homes. HEAT pays up to $4,000 in interest 
charges on a conventional loan of up to five years in dur- 
ation. Among the energy measures which are eligible for 
HEAT funding are: attic, wall and floor insulation; replace- 
ment or repair of heating systems; purchase and installation 
of high efficiency hot water systems, including solar; win- 
dow and door improvements; and weatherstripping. To be 
eligible, HEAT applicants must contact the program before 
having the energy improvements done. Information and 
counselling on energy conservation are also available from 
the regional organizations designated to operate the HEAT 
program. Free brochures on energy conservation measures 
are available upon request. In the fall of 1988, the HEAT 
program will be expanded to improve the coverage of 



multifamily residential buildings. For information on HEAT 
call 1-800-351-0077. 

Contact: John Manning 

HVAC Improvement Program 

Summary of Program: This program offers intensive semi- 
nars to the operators of large heating, ventilation and air 
conditioning (HVAC) systems to demonstrate energy saving 
opportunities through HVAC maintenance, adjustments, 
and retrofits. 

Contact: Cliff Sullivan 



Information and Referral 

Summary of Program: EOER provides written publications 
on all current EOER programs and on a wide range of 
energy issues through its public information office. 

Contact: Gillian Gansler 

Institutional Conservation Program 

Summary of Program: This is a federal program, which is 
administered by EOER, which provides matching grants to 
public and private nonprofit schools and hospitals. The 
grants are used to fund technical engineering studies on 
eligible buildings and to implement the energy conserva- 
tion measures identified in those studies. Due to limited 
funding, this program is very competitive. The purpose of 
the program is to provide non-taxpaying institutions with 
the financial incentives to make energy conservation 
investments and to ultimately reduce their energy budgets. 

Contact: Howard Bernstein 

Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center 

The Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center is a division of 
EOER which promotes the use of photovoltaic (solar elec- 
tricity) technology. Providing a host of services and pro- 
grams, the Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center is a one stop 
center for consumer, purchasing, and technical information 
about photovoltaic technology and its many applications. 
The Center is comprised of a Demonstration Division, a 
Technology and Training Service, an Export Assistance 
Division, and a Financial Services Section. 

Contact: Jane M. Weissman 

Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center 

One Massachusetts Technology' Center 

3rd Floor 

Logan International Airport 

East Boston. MA 02128 

(617)567-2864 



State Energy Programs 



Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program 

Summary of Program: Beginning in the fall of 1988, EOER 
will offer a new program which will provide energy conser- 
vation services to buildings which are owned or operated 
by many nonprofit, tax-exempt entities. The services 
planned include: energy conservation audits of individual 
buildings, the development of an energy management plan 
for the organization, and financial assistance for the imple- 
mentation of the recommended energy conservation 
measures. 

Contact: John Manning 

Policy Unit 

EOER's Policy Unit performs research and analyses to form- 
ulate the state's energy policy. The unit has information 
available on electricity, natural gas, and petroleum issues, 
and is responsible for forecasting the Commonwealth's 
energy needs. The unit also enforces the Commonwealth's 
Appliance Efficiency Standards Law. 

Contact: Mary Beth Gentleman 

Energy Facilities Siting Council 

100 Cambridge Street 
Room 2109 
Boston, MA 02202 
(617)727-1136 

This is a state regulatory entity that is chaired by Massa- 
chusetts Energy Secretary Sharon M. Pollard. The Council 
is responsible for reviewing the supply plans and demand 
forecasts for all of the Commonwealth's electric and gas 
utility companies, and for approving the siting of all major 
energy generating and transmission facilities in Massachu- 
setts. The public may intervene in Siting Council cases and 
all Council meetings are open to the public. 

Contact: Robert Shapiro 

Executive Office of Communities 
& Development (EOCD) 

For further information about any of the programs listed 
below, contact the person listed in that program's descrip- 
tion at: 

Executive Office of Communities & Development 

Office of Energy Conservation 

100 Cambridge Street 

Room 1303 

Boston, MA 02202 

(617)727-6964 

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) 

Summary of Program: This is a program, funded by the 
federal and state governments, which is designed to help 
individuals and families who have very limited incomes to 
reduce their fuel bills and to save energy. Eligibility is based 
on the total household's income and family size, and is avail- 
able to both homeowners and renters. The WAP program 



provides up to $2,000 per unit in materials and labor for 
the purchase and installation of energy conservation 
measures, including weatherstripping, insulation of attics 
and sidewalls, and the installation of interior or exterior 
storm windows. 

Contact: Gwendolyn C. Pelletier 

Heating Energy Assistance Retrofit Task 
Weatherization Assistance Program 
(HEARTWAP) 

Summary of Program: This program provides comprehen- 
sive emergency and non-emergency heating system ser- 
vices, worth up to $2,250, including tune-ups, repairs, 
burner replacements, and asbestos removal. Eligible appli- 
cants for HEARTWAP are people whose incomes are 
between 0-150% of the federal poverty level, and who are 
eligible for federal fuel assistance funds. There is also a state 
funded heating system program for people whose incomes 
are between 151-175% of the federal poverty level. 

Contact: Gwendolyn C. Pelletier 

Community Development Weatherization 
Assistance Program (CD WAP) 

Summary of Program: This program links state and federal 
housing rehabilitation programs with the Weatherization 
Assistance Program (WAP). Its purpose is to combine the 
use of rehabilitation loans and grants with WAP dollars in a 
housing unit. The structural rehabilitation work provided 
through other state and federal funds, such as roof repairs, 
allows the weatherization measures to be fully installed. 

Contact: Gwendolyn C. Pelletier 

Fuel Assistance Program 

Summary of Program: This program is designed to help low 
income households pay their heating bills from November 
through March each year. The program is open to both 
homeowners and renters, including renters whose heat is 
included in their rent. Assistance is provided in the form of 
vendor payments on behalf of eligible households who are 
responsible for their own heating bills, and in the form of 
payments of a percentage of the rent for eligible households 
whose rent includes heat. Payments are dependent upon 
the availability of federal and state funds, and therefore are 
not guaranteed. The program is administered locally by a 
network of local agencies. 

Contact: Susan Merrow-Kehoe 

Executive Office of Communities and 

Development 

Office of Fuel Assistance 

100 Cambridge Street 

Room 1103 

Boston, MA 02202 

(617)727-3246 



State Energy Programs 



Department of Public Utilities (DPU) 

Consumer Division 
100 Cambridge Street 
Room 1202 
Boston MA 02202 
(617)727-3531 or 
1-800-392-6066 

The DPU is responsible for supervising the privately owned 
electric and gas utility companies in Massachusetts. It sets 
the rates consumers pay, responds to individual complaints 
about electric and gas service, and enforces laws which 
protect consumers from unreasonable actions on the part of 
utility companies. 




State Tax 
Incentives for 

Renewable 

Energy 
Investments 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has several tax incen- 
tives in place which were passed by the state Legislature 
and signed by the Governor. These incentives are designed 
to encourage the development and use of renewable energy 
resources in Massachusetts. For further information, 
contact: 

Department of Revenue 
100 Cambridge Street 
Boston, MA 02202 
(617)727-4545 
or 

Legal Department 

Executive Office of Energy Resources 

100 Cambridge Street 

Room 2108 

Boston, MA 02202 

(617)727-1410 

1. State Income Tax Credit 

An owner or renter of residential property, which is 
located in Massachusetts and is occupied as a principal 
residence, is allowed an income tax credit of 35% of the 
installed cost, including labor, of a solar or wind energy 
system. The maximum credit is $1,000. In 1989, this 
credit will be reduced to 25% of the cost of the system. 
In 1991, the credit will be reduced to 15% of the cost of 
the system. 

2. Local Property Tax Exemption 

A taxpayer installing a solar or wind energy system for 
the purpose of heating or otherwise supplying the 
energy needs of a residence or a business is eligible for 
an exemption, for a period of twenty years, on the 
value that is added to the property by the energy 
system. To be eligible for this exemption, the property 
in question must be subject to local real estate taxes. 
Some kinds of business solar or wind energy systems, 
which are classified as personal and not real property, 
do not qualify under this exemption. 



3. State Sales Tax Exemption 

State law provides for an exemption from the state sales 
tax for sales of equipment directly relating to any solar, 
wind, or heat pump system which will be used to heat 
or otherwise supply the energy needs of a person's prin- 
cipal residence in the state. 

4. Corporate Excise Tax Exemption 

If a renewable energy system is the kind of business 
property considered to be personal property, and is sub- 
ject to the state excise tax ($2.60 per $1,000 of assessed 
valuation), it is then exempt by statute from the corpor- 
ate excise tax for the length of its depreciation period. 

5. Corporate Income Tax Deduction 

A business which purchases a qualifying solar or wind- 
powered climatic control unit or water heating unit is 
allowed to deduct from its income, for state tax purposes, 
any costs incurred by the installation of the unit. This is 
provided the installation is located in Massachusetts and 
is used exclusively in the trade or business of the 
corporation. 



Notes 



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Utility 
Conservation 

Programs 



Introduction 

All utility companies in Massachusetts, both investor-owned 
and municipal, offer the Energy Conservation Service (ECS) 
program to their customers. This program is designed to re- 
duce electricity, natural gas, and oil consumption. The ECS 
program is mandated by federal and state laws, and is super- 
vised by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy 
Resources (EOER). 

The ECS program begins with a site-specific energy audit of 
the customer's home, and follows with an array of services 
designed to help the customer implement the recommenda- 
tions of the audit. These additional ECS services include: the 
installation of energy saving materials at the time of the 
audit, a bulk purchasing program which provides discounts 
on additional energy saving materials, and a contractor 
arranging program which assists the customer in finding 
and working with a contractor who will install the larger 
energy conserving home improvements. 

Most electric and gas utility companies offer their ECS ser- 
vices through two organizations: MASS-SAVE or MMWEC- 
HELPS. If your utility company is listed under either of 
these organizations in the following section, you should 
contact either MASS-SAVE or MMWEC-HELPS directly to 
receive ECS services. If you do not see your utility com- 
pany listed under the descriptions of MASS-SAVE or 
MMWEC-HELPS, you are advised to contact your local util- 
ity company directly for information on the services that 
they offer to their customers. 

In addition to the ECS program, many utility companies 
offer other energy conservation programs to their residen- 
tial, commercial, and industrial customers. All of the utility 
companies which offer their own ECS program or which 
offer other programs that are designed to conserve energy, 
are listed alphabetically following the MASS-SAVE and 
MMWEC-HELPS descriptions. 

The information contained in this section was compiled 
from utility companies which responded to EOER's requests 
for information. The information is current as of July 1988. 



MASS-SAVE, Inc. 

200 Fifth Avenue 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617)890-7788 
1-800-792-5260 

REGION I (Western) 
104 Russell Street 
Hadley, MA 01035 
(413)584-9700 
1-800-332-2754 

REGION II (Central) 
534 Lincoln Street 
Worcester, MA 01605 
(508)853-1305 
1-800-252-8672 



REGION III (Northeast) 
78 Cummings Park 
Woburn, MA 01801 
(617)938-1217 
1-800-242-5559 

REGION IV (Southeast) 
100 Slade's Ferry Avenue 
Somerset, MA 02726 
(508) 676-0290 
1-800-642-7542 



SURVEY REQUEST LINE: 1-800-632-8300 

MASS-SAVE, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by 
the investor-owned gas and electric utility companies and 
municipal light departments in the Commonwealth of Mass- 
achusetts. The organization's mission is to provide quality, 
cost-effective energy conservation services to Massachusetts' 
utility customers. 

MASS-SAVE provides energy analyses to all consumers, 
whether they live in a home or an apartment building. 
State certified energy auditors perform all of the MASS- 
SAVE surveys. 

MASS-SAVE offers these two basic surveys: 

SURVEY PLUS— This is a residential energy survey which 
includes the installation of up to $25 worth of energy con- 
servation materials at no charge. SURVEY PLUS also offers 
customers additional energy conservation implementation 
options including: a mail order materials service, group 
contract bidding, contractor arranging, inspection, and 
referrals to the Commonwealth's HEAT program and local 
weatherization programs. Residential buildings with up to 
four units are eligible for SURVEY PLUS. The cost is $10 
per unit. The fee is waived for low income households. 



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Utility Conservation Programs 



MULT/FAMILY— This is an audit designed for owners and 
managers of residential buildings with five or more units. In 
this case, the auditor examines the individual units, all com- 
mon areas, the building structure, and the heating and air 
conditioning systems. The fee ranges from $50 to $150, 
depending on the number of units in the building. MASS- 
SAVE waives the fee for public housing facilities. 

The following companies are members of, and provide the 
services described above, through MASS-SAVE, Inc. 

Electric Utility Companies Gas Utility Companies 



Cambridge Electric 
Commonwealth Electric 
Eastern Edison 
Massachusetts Electric 
Nantucket Electric 
Western Massachusetts 
Electric 



Berkshire Gas 
Blackstone Gas 
Boston Gas 
Colonial Gas 
Essex County Gas 
Fall River Gas 
North Attleboro Gas 



Municipal Utility Companies 



Belmont Municipal Light 
Chester Municipal Light 
Chicopee Electric 
Groton Electric Light 
Groveland Municipal Light 
Holden Municipal Light 
Holyoke Gas & Electric 
Hudson Light & Power 
Ipswich Municipal Electric 
Merrimac Municipal Light 
Middleton Municipal Light 
North Attleboro Light 



Norwood Municipal Light 
Paxton Municipal Light 
Princeton Municipal Light 
Reading Municipal Light 
Rowley Municipal Light 
Russell Municipal Light 
South Hadley Electric Light 
Sterling Municipal Light 
Wellesley Lighting Department 
West Boylston Municipal Light 
Westfield Gas & Electric 



Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric 
Company (MMWEC) 

Stony Brook Energy Center 
P.O.Box 426 
Ludlow, MA 01056 
(413)589-0141 

Contact: Paul Fitzmeyer 

HOME ENERGY LOSS PREVENTION SERVICE (MMWEC- 
HELPS)— This service provides customers of participating 
municipal utility companies with a centrally operated ECS 
program that includes: residential energy audits, the install- 
ation of energy conservation materials, a contractor arrang- 
ing service, a bulk purchasing program, and referrals to the 
Commonwealth's HEAT loan program and local weatheri- 
zation programs. The participating utility companies are: 

Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant 
Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant 
Concord Municipal Light Plant 
Danvers Electric Department 
Georgetown Municipal Light Plant 
Hull Municipal Lighting Plant 
Marblehead Municipal Light Department 
Shrewsbury Electric Light Plant 
Templeton Municipal Light Plant 
Wakefield Municipal Light Department 



Bay State Gas Company 

120 Royall Street 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617)828-8650 
1-800-232-0120 

THE BA Y ST A TE CARES EN ERG Y A UDIT PROGRAM-Bay 
State Gas offers an ECS program, known as The Bay State 
CARES Energy Audit Program. This program is a residential 
energy survey which includes the installation of low cost 
energy conservation materials. The program also offers 
additional energy conservation implementation options 
including: a mail order materials service, contractor arrang- 
ing, inspection, and referrals to the Commonwealth's HEAT 
loan program and local weatherization programs. The cost 
for having an energy audit done is $10 per unit. The fee is 
waived if a customer is over age 60, low income, or 
handicapped. 

Boston Edison Company 

800 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02199 
(617)424-3377 

Contact: Virginia Walker 

Boston Edison offers a variety of programs for residential 
and business customers. These programs include: 

EASY HOME ENERGY SURVEY-Eoslon Edison offers an 
ECS program, known as the EASY Home Energy Survey. 
Under this program, a home energy auditor will conduct an 
on-site computerized energy analysis for homeowners, in order 
to recommend energy conservation improvements to their 
homes. The auditor will install up to $25 worth of energy 
conservation materials. A contractor arranging service is 
also available to help customers secure a contractor who 
will install the larger recommended energy conservation 
measures. For the do-it-yourselfer, the EASY Buying Co-op 
offers energy conservation materials at a low cost. The cost 
for the EASY survey is $9. The fee is waived for low 
income customers. To arrange for an EASY survev. call 
1-800-344-2284. 

EXTRA-EASY— This program rebates customers who heat 
with electric heat for 20% of the cost (up to $300) of install- 
ing between $500 and $1,500 worth of the energy conser- 
vation measures, which are recommended in an EASY 
survey. 

TENANT WALK-THRLSIRVEY-Y or $5. renters can get 
energy usage tips and the installation of up to $20 worth of 
energy conservation materials. To arrange for a survev. 
call 1-800-344-2284 

MULT1FAM1LY ENERGY AL'DIT-This program offers 
owners of multifamily buildings with five or more units a 
computerized energy analysis, which includes recommen- 
dations for energy conservation improvements, and a one- 
year energy use profile. The cost ranges from $50 to $150. 
depending on the number of units in the building. To 
arrange for a survey, call 1-800-722-7796. 



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Utility Conservation Programs 



COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDIT- Boston Edison offers this 
program to its small commercial customers. The program 
provides these customers with a computerized energy 
analysis, which is designed to help cut their electricity 
costs. Boston Edison pays most of the cost of this service. 
Businesses with less than 10,000 square feet are charged 
only $25, and businesses with 10,000 to 25,000 square feet 
are charged $100. 

LITE LIGHTS— Residential and commercial customers 
can receive up to $5 per bulb in rebates from Boston 
Edison when they install energy efficient fluorescent 
lights, flood lamps, and/or elliptical reflector lamps. 
Commercial customers are eligible for an additional 
$1.50 rebate for replacing an existing fluorescent lamp 
with a fluorescent lamp of lower wattage, and an addi- 
tional $3 for the installation of an energy efficient 
ballast. 

CENTRAL AND WINDOW AIR CONDITIONING-Central 
air conditioning and heat pump residential customers can 
receive free air conditioning tune-ups if they allow Boston 
Edison to temporarily turn off their air conditioners during 
designated peak demand periods. They can also receive a 
$20 rebate if they purchase an energy efficient air condi- 
tioner. Commercial customers can receive a rebate of $1 
per kilowatt in exchange for allowing Boston Edison to con- 
trol their air conditioning system via a radio control device 
which will turn off the air conditioner during designated 
peak demand periods. 

ENergy Conservation REtrofit (ENCORE)— This is a perfor- 
mance contracting program whereby energy conservation 
measures are installed in select commercial and industrial 
facilities at no cost to the consumer. The customers benefit 
by receiving savings on their future electricity bills. 

COOL STORAGE— Commercial customers who generate ice 
at night for cooling their buildings during the day are eligi- 
ble to receive $200 per kilowatt saved from Boston Edison. 

GENERATOR ASSISTANCE- Boston Edison offers customers 
with their own generators $10 for every kilowatt produced 
during designated peak demand periods. 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION-Boston Edison provides 
teacher training and instructional materials to schools 
(K-12) on energy subjects. 

INTERFAITH COALITION ON ENERG T-Boston Edison 
conducts workshops which specifically address the energy 
needs of religious institutions. 

Braintree Electric Light Department 

44 Allen Street 
Braintree, MA 02184 
(617)848-1130 

ECS PROGRAM-The Braintree Electric Light Department 
offers ECS services which include energy audits, energy 
conservation kits, and literature on energy conservation 
measures and on reducing energy consumption. 



COM /Electric 

2421 Cranberry Highway 
Wareham, MA 02571 
(508)291-0950 

COM/Electric, which includes the Commonwealth Electric 
Company and the Cambridge Electric Light Company, offers 
several energy conservation services to its customers. 

WRAP UP/TURN DOWN- The company offers this pro- 
gram free of charge to its residential and commercial 
customers who have water heaters with a capacity of less 
than 120 gallons. The services offered include wrapping the 
water heater, providing the customer with 12 feet of hot 
water pipe insulation, and installing a low flow showerhead 
and 2 faucet flow restrictors. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY REBATE PROGRAM-Through this 
program, the company offers a cash rebate to commercial 
and industrial customers, who sign either a Shared or 
Guaranteed Savings Agreement with an independent con- 
tractor to make energy efficiency improvements to their 
buildings. The size of the rebate depends on the types of 
improvements made and on the level of energy savings 
achieved, as measured by the independent contractor. Any 
improvements which reduce energy consumption may 
qualify for a rebate. 

CONSUMER INFORMATION-COM /Electric publishes 
"Energy Enlightenment" booklets which provide informa- 
tion on energy issues. It also publishes a free brochure 
entitled "Eighty Ways To Save Energy." In addition, COM/ 
Electric offers teacher training and instructional materials 
to schools (K-12) on energy subjects. For more information 
contact the Consumer Relations Department at 
1-800-642-7030. 

Commonwealth Gas Company (COM /Gas) 

157 Cordaville Road 
Southborough, MA 01772 
(508) 481-7900 
1-800-572-9300 

THE GOPHER GAS ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM- 
COM/Gas offers an ECS program which includes residen- 
tial energy surveys and the installation of low cost 
energy conservation materials. The company also offers 
additional energy conservation implementation options 
including: a mail order materials service, a contractor 
arranging service, inspections, and referrals to the Com- 
monwealth's HEAT loan program and local weatheriza- 
tion programs. The cost of the energy audit is $10 per 
unit. The fee is waived if a customer is over age 60, low 
income, or handicapped. 

CONSUMER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-The COM/Gas 
Consumer Education Department has a school program 
which provides information on the efficient use of natural 
gas and energy in general. The Company also provides pro- 
grams and information to educators and other groups. 



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Utility Conservation Programs 



Danvers Electric Division 

2 Burroughs Street 
Danvers, MA 01923 
(508) 774-0005 

ECS PROGRAM-The Danvers Electric Division offers ECS 
services which include energy audits, energy conservation 
kits, and literature on energy conservation measures and 
on reducing residential energy consumption. 



Eastern Edison Company 



Brockton Division 

P.O.Box 471 

110 Mulberry Street 

Brockton, MA 02403 

(508)580-1213 



Fall River Division 

P.O.Box 511 

82 Hartwell Street 

Fall River, MA 02722 

(508)679-2194 



ELITE— This program encourages commercial and industrial 
customers to improve the efficiency of their lighting 
systems by offering them incentive plans to upgrade the 
lighting in their new and existing facilities. 

EGAP— Eastern Edison offers its commercial and industrial 
customers with their own generators a rebate of $3 for 
every kilowatt produced during designated peak demand 
periods. 

WAT41— This program gives residential customers a re- 
duced electric rate in exchange for allowing the company 
to turn off their water heater during designated peak 
demand periods. 

WRAP— This program offers residential customers a free 
electric water heater wrap and the installation of an energy 
efficient showerhead. 

AIRCON— This program is available to air conditioning 
dealers and installers. It offers a rebate to dealers for selling 
and installing energy efficient air conditioners. 

FILTER— This program offers residential customers a rebate 
of $10 per month from June through September in exchange 
for allowing the Company to turn off their pool filter daily 
from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the use of an automatic 
timer. 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION-Eastem Edison provides 
teacher training and instructional materials to schools 
(K-12) on energy subjects. The Company also provides 
speakers on energy conservation issues. 

Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Company 

285 John Fitch Highway 
Fitchburg, MA 01420 
(508)343-6931 

ECS PROGRAM— Fitchburg offers an ECS program whereby 
an on-site computerized home energy analysis is conducted 
for customers, in order to recommend energy conservation 
improvements, and up to $25 worth of energy conservation 
materials are installed. A contractor arranging service is 
also available to help customers secure a contractor who 
will install the larger recommended energy conservation 
measures. For the do-it-yourselfer, this program offers dis- 
counted energy conservation materials. 



MULT/FAMILY BUILDING PROGRAM-This program offers 
a survey of the individual apartments in multifamily build- 
ings, to make energy conservation recommendations and 
to install up to $25 worth of energy conservation materials 
per apartment. Contractor arranging services and the ability 
to purchase energy conservation materials at a reduced 
rate are also available to multifamily buildings through this 
program. 

LOAD MANAGEMENT-FHchburi> Gas & Electric has sev- 
eral load management programs which offer interruptible 
rate options to its commercial and industrial customers. 
Contact the Company's Energy Services Department for 
additional information. 

Hingham Municipal Light Plant 

19 Elm Street 

Hingham, MA 02043-2599 

(617)749-0134 

ECS PROGRAM-The Hingham Municipal Light Plant offers 
ECS services which include energy audits, energy conserva- 
tion kits, and literature on energy conservation measures 
and on reducing energy consumption. 

Littleton Electric Light Department 

P.O.Box 2406 
Whitcomb Avenue 
Littleton. MA 01460 
(508)486-3104 

ECS PROGRAM-The Littleton Electric Light Department 
offers ECS services which include energy audits, energy 
conservation kits, and literature on energy conservation 
measures and on reducing energy consumption. 

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department 

50 West Street 
Mansfield, MA 02048 
(508)339-7011 

ECS PROGRAM- The Mansfield Municipal Electric Depart- 
ment offers ECS services which include energy audits, 
energy conservation kits, and literature on energy conser- 
vation measures and on reducing energy consumption. 

Massachusetts Electric Company 

25 Research Drive 
Westborough, MA 01581 
(508)366-9011 

Contact: Peter Gibson 

The Massachusetts Electric Company has a variety of 
energy services and programs available to its customers. 
For the most current information contact the Load Manage- 
ment and Conservation Services Department. The Com- 
pany's programs include: 

ELECTRIC WATER HEATER WRAP PROGRAM-This pro- 
gram offers residential customers a free electric water 
heater wrap and the installation of an energy efficient 
showerhead. Contact: 1-800-332-3333. 



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Utility Conservation Programs 



ELECTRIC WA TER HEA TER REBA TE PROGRAM— This pro- 
gram is available to electric water heater dealers and 
installers. It offers a rebate to dealers for selling and install- 
ing energy efficient electric water heaters. 

REBATE PROGRAM— Massachusetts Electric offers rebates 
for the purchase of energy efficient lamps and ballasts. Mass- 
achusetts Electric should be notified before the purchase is 
made. 

COOL STORAGE— Massachusetts Electrics commercial cust- 
omers who generate ice at night for cooling their buildings 
during the day can receive $160 per kilowatt saved. To 
qualify, an individual customer must have a 100 KW cool- 
ing load. 

ELECTRIC WATER HEATER RENTAL PROGRAM-Massa- 
chusetts Electric has energy efficient hot water heaters 
available to rent to its customers. 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION— Massachusetts Electric pro- 
vides teacher training and instructional materials to schools 
(K-12) on energy subjects. 

ENERGY VAN— This 33-foot vehicle is equipped with ex- 
hibits, demonstrations, and literature that showcase energy 
conservation and related topics. The van is used at public 
locations, such as schools, clubs, fairs, and shopping malls. 
For information, contact Vin Henry at (508) 366-9011 Ext. 
2641. 

Middleborough Gas & Electric Department 

32 South Main Street 
Middleborough, MA 02346 
(508)947-1371 

Contact: Sandra Cataldo 

ECS PROGRAM- The Middleborough Gas & Electric Depart- 
ment offers ECS services which include energy audits, 
energy conservation kits, and literature on energy conser- 
vation measures and on reducing energy consumption. 

Nantucket Electric Company 

Fairgrounds Road 
Nantucket, MA 02554 
(508)228-1870 

APPLIANCE SALES— Nantucket Electric sells energy effi- 
cient refrigerators and other appliances to its customers. 

ENERGY CONSERVATION MATERIALS— Nantucket Elec- 
tric offers the free installation of water heater insulation, 
low density showerheads, and aerators for sink faucets. 

WATER HEATER RATES— The Company provides special 
rates to residential customers in exchange for allowing the 
Company to turn off their water heater during designated 
peak demand periods. 

Peabody Municipal Light Plant 

70 Endicott Street 
Peabody, MA 01960 
(508)531-5975 

ECS PROGRAM-The Peabody Municipal Light Plant offers 
ECS services which include energy audits, energy conserva- 



tion kits, and literature on energy conservation measures 
and on reducing energy consumption. 

Reading Municipal Light Department 

25 Haven Street 
P.O.Box 150 
Reading, MA 01867 
(617)944-1340 

Contact: James H. Blomley, Jr. 

SYSTEM PEAK REDUCTION PROGRAM-Thxs is a program 
for large commercial, industrial and institutional customers. 
Through this program, the eligible customers can receive a 
demand credit if upon the request of the Light Department, 
the customers reduce their electricity demand during the 
system's designated peak demand periods. 

NON-FIRM RATE— This is a special rate for commercial and 
industrial customers which allows them to designate an 
amount of electric load above 10 KVA as being non-firm. A 
load so designated must be capable of being curtailed upon 
the request of the Department during the system's desig- 
nated peak demand periods. 

CONTROLLED WATER HEATING— This program gives 
residential customers a reduced electric rate for 500 kWh of 
service, in exchange for allowing the Department to con- 
trol the service to the water heater and to turn it off during 
the system's designated peak demand periods. 

OFF PEAK SERVICE— This service is available to residential 
customers through separate metering, between the hours of 
10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. The service is targeted to residen- 
tial loads such as pool filters, heat storage systems, cool 
storage systems, and other loads which are not essential 
during daytime hours. This rate offers substantial savings 
for loads which are not in use during the system daytime 
peak demand periods. 

Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) 

55 Weir Street 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508) 824-5844 

SMARTLIGHT— The TMLP leases compact fluorescent lights 
to residential customers for 20< per month. SMARTL1GHTS 
use 80% less electricity and last many times longer than or- 
dinary lightbulbs. TMLP will replace any bulb that possibly 
burns out at no cost to the customer. 

ECS PROGRAM— The Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant 
offers ECS services which include energy audits, energy 
conservation kits, and literature on energy conservation 
measures and on reducing energy consumption. 



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Utility Conservation Programs 



Western Massachusetts Electric 
Company (WMECo) 

174 Brush Hill Avenue 

West Springfield, MA 01090-2010 

(413)785-5871 

ENERGYCHECK- WMECo provides energy audits at low 
cost to its commercial and industrial customers. 

TECHNICAL TRAINING-WMECo offers technical training 
courses to its commercial and industrial customers on 
energy conservation techniques. 

ENERGY CONSCIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM-This 
program makes recommendations to encourage builders 
and designers to install state-of-the-art energy conservation 
measures in buildings which are under construction. 



ENERGY SA VER LIGHTING REBA TE PROGRAM-T\ns pro- 
gram encourages commercial and industrial customers to 
improve the efficiency of their lighting systems by offering 
them incentive plans to upgrade their lighting in new and 
existing facilities. 

ENERGY CARE— WMECo provides advice to its low income 
residential customers on energy conservation, and offers 
these customers low cost weatherization materials. 

OPERATION SOLAR-This program gives WMECo custo- 
mers information and technical assistance on the use of 
solar energy. 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION-^ MECo provides teacher 
training and instructional materials to schools (K-12) on 
energy subjects. 




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Local Energy 

Programs 

and Services 



Introduction 

In addition to the many federal and state energy programs, 
a number of local governments and private nonprofit 
organizations provide energy related services. In many 
communities the local government offers energy services 
through their Community Development Office. Interested 
citizens should contact their city or town hall to determine 
if services are available in their municipality. There are 
many different types of energy services provided on the 
local level, from general information and referral, to 
assistance in obtaining interest free energy loans or fuel 
assistance. Many of the organizations listed in this section 
provide more than one type of service. Therefore, this list 
is organized by county according to the location of the 
organization and the communities that it serves. 

Barnstable County 

Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation 

397 Main Street 
P.O. Box 28 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)775-9016 
1-800-243-1616 

Self Reliance is a private nonprofit organization which was 
formed to provide the residents of Southeastern Massachu- 
setts with access to technologies for home energy and food 
production. Self Reliance offers a range of financing options 
for contractor services, and education for residents about 
patterns of living which will increase their food, energy, 
and economic self-sufficiency. Self Reliance's services 
include: 

HEAT— Self Reliance administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Barnstable, Bristol, Plymouth, Dukes, and Nantucket Coun- 
ties. For a complete description of this program see the 
EOER listing in the state programs section. 

HEATING OIL CO-OP— By pooling their purchasing power, 
residents of the Upper and Mid Cape can purchase home 



heating oil from a full service dealer at significant savings 
through the Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation's 
Heating Oil Co-op. The fee to join the Co-op is $10. The fee 
is waived for senior citizens and low income residents. 

BULK PURCHASE PROGRAM-Th\s program provides 
energy conservation and water saving products at dis- 
counted prices. These products include weatherstripping. 
caulk, window insulation, and low flow showerheads. A 
catalog with a price list is available. 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION— Sell Reliance has an energy 
and food library with up-to-date magazine publications and 
workshops. 

COMPUTER ANALYSIS- Self Reliance offers heat loss cal- 
culations to aid in the design of a new home or addition. 
The computer software can calculate the amount of fuel 
needed to heat a building before the work is started. Home- 
owners can investigate different options for windows and 
insulation to find out what the savings and payback would 
be for each alternative. 

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund 

P.O. Box 967 
Barnstable. MA 02630 
(508) 362-7785 

Contact: George Bresnahan 

ENERGY ASSISTANCE— This program provides grants to 
Cape Cod residents for a variety of needs, including heating 
bills and other eligible expenditures. The grants vary 
according to need. 



Local Energy Programs and Services 



Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) 

79 Winter Street 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)771-5400 

WAP and HEARTWAP-HAC administers these two EOCD 
programs in Barnstable County. They administer EOCD's 
WAP program in Barnstable County and in the Town of 
Wareham (Contact: Bonnie Lopata) and EOCD's HEART- 
WAP program in Barnstable County (Contact: Deborah 
Converse). For a complete description of these programs 
see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

HOME REPAIRS— HAC offers assistance in home repairs, 
which can include energy related work for income-eligible 
senior citizens. 

LIBRARY— HAC has a resource library, which is open to 
the public, with information on solar energy and on low 
cost weatherization techniques. 

The New Alchemy Institute 

237 Hatchville Road 
East Falmouth, MA 02536 
(508) 564-6301 

GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS-The New Alchemy 
Institute offers tours of three energy efficient greenhouses 
and a superinsulated auditorium. 

GENERAL ENERGY INFORMATION-PubWcations are 
available at the Institute's store. 

South Shore Community Action 
Council (SSCAC) 

20 Willow Avenue 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508) 778-0870 

Contact: Lisa Spencer 

FUEL ASSISTANCE-SSCAC administers this EOCD pro- 
gram in Barnstable County. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. 

Berkshire County 

Berkshire Community Action 
Council (BCAC) 

16 Oak Street 
Pittsfield, MA 01201 
(413)445-4562 
(413)443-4672 

Contact: Dave Lachowski 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP and HEARTWAP-BCAC admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in Berkshire County. 
Interested citizens should contact (413) 445-5671. For a 
complete description of these programs see the EOCD 
listing in the state programs section. 



COMMUNITY ENERGY ASS/STANCE-BCAC is a nonprofit 
community based organization that offers many energy 
related services to low and moderate income residents of 
Berkshire County. These services include: heating system 
service, repair and/or replacement (Contact: Vincent 
Monitto), utility funded conservation programs, client 
education services, and information and referrals. 

Center for Ecological Technology (CET) 

147 Tyler Street 
Pittsfield, MA 01201 
(413)445-4556 
1-800-CET-1221 

Contact: Alan Silverstein 

CET is a private nonprofit organization whose goals are to 
protect the environment, increase energy self-reliance in 
Berkshire County, and reduce the area's dependency on 
expensive and environmentally unsound technologies. CET 
provides information and services to the public about tech- 
niques and technologies that conserve energy and other 
resources. CET's services include: 

HEAT and CIRCUIT RIDER-CET operates EOER's HEAT 
program in Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (Contact: 
Mary Jane O'Connor) and EOER's Circuit Rider Program in 
Berkshire County (Contact: Nancy Nylen). For a complete 
description of these programs see the EOER listing in the 
state programs section. 

CET HEATING OIL CO-OP-By pooling their purchasing 
power, residents of many Berkshire County towns can pur- 
chase home heating oil from a full service dealer at signifi- 
cant savings, through CET's Heating Oil Co-op. with a choice 
of four convenient payment plans. Contact: Nancy Nylen. 

CET ENERGY PROJECT-CET provides individuals and 
organizations with current energy information through its 
energy library and quarterly newsletter (Energy News). 
They also provide technical workshops and expert speakers 
on a broad range of issues including: renewable sources of 
energy, energy efficient construction practices, asbestos, 
radon, do-it-yourself window insulation, and indoor air 
quality. 

WEATHERIZATION MATERIALS CO-OP-Renters and 
homeowners can weatherize their homes with weatheri- 
zation materials, which are available at a reduced cost 
through CET's weatherization materials co-op bulk pur- 
chase program. The materials which are available include: 
caulk, pipe insulation, weatherstripping. clock thermostats, 
vinyl storm windows, water conservation devices, insulating 
window shades, and more. Radon testing kits are also 
available. 



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Local Energy Programs and Services 



Northern Berkshire Community 
Action (NBCA) 

41 Eagle Street 

North Adams, MA 01247 

(413)663-3014 

Contact: Theresa Louison 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— NBCA administers this EOCD program 
in Northern Berkshire County. For a complete description 
of this program see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. 

ADVOCACY— NBCA advocates on behalf of low income 
and elderly persons of Northern Berkshire County in the 
areas of utility rights and housing. 

Bristol County 

Bristol Elder Services, Inc. 

182 North Main Street 
Fall River, MA 02720 
(508)675-2101 

Contact: Jean Gagne 

COMMUNITY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-7 his organization 
provides services to seniors in most of Bristol County. They 
offer information and referrals, advocacy regarding energy 
issues, needs assessments to identify energy needs, and 
emergency energy funds for elders who have exhausted all 
other resources. 

Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation 

Durfee Union Mill Place 
275 Pleasant Street, #63 
Fall River, MA 02722 
(508) 672-0060 
1-800-345-3530 

HEAT— This agency administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Bristol County. For a complete description of this program 
see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

Citizens for Citizens (CFC) 

264 Griffin Street 
Fall River, MA 02724 
(508)679-0041 

Contact: Andrew Mello 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-CFC admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in Fall River, Taunton, 
and the surrounding towns. For a complete description of 
these programs see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. 



Fuel Elders Program 

412 County Street 
New Bedford, MA 02740 
(508)992-8010 

Contact: Bill Frizado 



COMMUNITY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-This program pro- 
vides area seniors with assistance in meeting their energy 
needs. The services offered include counseling, advocacy, 
referrals, home visits and direct payments. This service is 
available to persons 60 years or older, who live in New 
Bedford and the surrounding towns. 

People Acting in Community 
Endeavors (PACE) 

166 William Street 
P.O. Box D-626 
New Bedford, MA 02742 
(508) 999-9920 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-P ACE admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in New Bedford and the 
surrounding towns. For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 
Contact: Sharon Duarte-Rocha. 

ENERGY ADVOCACY— PACE offers low income residents 
of the above mentioned communities low cost energy 
conservation assistance and utility advocacy in billing and 
termination disputes. Contact: Bill Maddock 

Self Help, Inc. 

Richardson School 
95 Pine Street 
Attleboro, MA 02703 
(508)226-4192 

Contact: Elaine Kirby 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP and HEARTWAP-Sell Help 
administers these three EOCD programs in Western Bristol 
County. For a complete description of these programs see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Dukes County 

Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation 

397 Main Street 
P.O.Box 28 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)775-9016 
1-800-243-1616 

HEAT— Self Reliance administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Dukes County. For a complete description of this program 
see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

HEATING OIL CO-OP-Ey pooling their purchasing 
power, residents of Dukes County can purchase home 
heating oil from a full service dealer at significant sav- 
ings through the Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corpora- 
tion's Heating Oil Co-op. The fee to join the Co-op is 
$10. The fee is waived for senior citizens and low 
income residents. 



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Local Energy Programs and Services 



The Energy Resource of Martha's Vineyard 

P.O.Box 21 10 

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 

(508) 693-0694 

Contact: Charles Laws 

ENERGY INFORMATION-Th\s organization promotes the 
awareness of energy conservation and renewable energy 
resources through lectures and solar home tours. They also 
provide general energy information and referrals for resi- 
dents of Martha's Vineyard through their resource library. 

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) 

77 Winter Street 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)771-5400 

WAP and HEARTWAP— HAC administers these two EOCD 
programs in Dukes County. For a complete description of these 
programs see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. 

South Shore Community Action 
Council (SSCAC) 

20 Willow Avenue 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508) 778-0870 

Contact: Lisa Spencer 

FUEL ASSISTANCE-SSCAC administers this EOCD pro- 
gram in Dukes County. For a complete description of this 
program see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Windfarm Museum, Inc. 

RFD#2 

P.O. Box 86 

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 

(508) 693-3658 

Contact: Peter Tailer 

ENERGY MUSEUM— Windfarm Museum is an energy 
museum which is open from June 1 through October 31. 
Among the many exhibits are a 94% passive solar home, 
stand-alone and interfaced wind generators, a variety of 
water pumping windmills, a variety of food producing 
exhibits including a low energy consumption garden, and 
some small exhibits on photovoltaics (solar electricity). 

Essex County 

Action Energy Program (AEP) 

47 Washington Street 
Gloucester, MA 01930 
(508) 281-3900 

HEAT, FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-AEP 
administers EOER's HEAT program in all of Essex County, 
including the North Shore and the Lawrence areas (Contact: 
Taryn Vieira at (508) 281-3902). They also administer 
EOCD's Fuel Assistance Program (Contact: Rita Curcuru at 



(508) 281- 3900), WAP (Contact: Peter Nichols at (508) 
283-2131), and HEARTWAP programs (Contact: David 
McDermott at (508) 283-2179) in Gloucester, Rockport. 
Manchester, Essex, Ipswich, Hamilton, and Wenham. For a 
complete description of these programs see the EOER and 
EOCD listings in the state programs section. 

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) 

25 Locust Street 
Haverhill, MA 01830 
(508)373-1971 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-CAl admin- 
isters these three EOCD programs in the communities from 
Newburyport to Haverhill. For a complete description of 
these programs see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. Contact: John Condon 

COMMUNITY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-CAl provides a 
number of energy related services to eligible clients. These 
services include full-scale energy audits, and burner 
replacements, repairs or tune-ups. 

Greater Lawrence Community Action 
Council, Inc. (GLCAC) 

350 Essex Street 
Lawrence, MA 01840 
(508) 686-3925 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-GLCAC 
administers these three EOCD programs in the Greater 
Lawrence area. For information on these programs the con- 
tacts are: for Fuel Assistance (Contact: Brian Messer at (508) 
686-3915), WAP and HEARTWAP (Contact: Al Mickee at 
(508) 686-4466). For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

ELDER SERVICES OF THE MERRIMACK VALLE K-The 
Council provides energy related emergency assistance to 
eligible seniors. Contact: Judy Brady at (508) 686-3915. 

UNITED WAY/FEMA UTILITY PROGRAM-The Council 
provides emergency assistance to those residents who may 
not meet the income guidelines of the programs listed 
above, but who request assistance due to a sudden 
economic hardship. Contact: Judy Brady at (508) 686-3915. 

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. (LEO) 

113 Munroe Street 
Lynn, MA 01901 
(617)581-7220 

Contact: Frances A. Taggart 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-LEO admin- 
isters these three EOCD programs in Lynn. Lynnfield. 
Nahant, Swampscott, and Saugus. They also administer the 
Fuel Assistance and HEARTWAP programs in the Town of 
Wakefield. For a complete description of these programs 
see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

COMMUNLTY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-LEO provides 
energy related crisis intervention, counseling, information 
and referral services, and other advocacy services to pre- 
vent utilitv shut-offs and homelessness. 



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Local Energy Programs and Services 



North Shore Community Action Programs, 
Inc. (NSCAP) 

98 Main Street 
Peabody, MA 01960 
(508)531-0767 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-NSC AP 
administers these three EOCD programs in Salem, Peabody, 
Beverly, Danvers, Middleton, Marblehead, and Topsfield. 
For information on these programs the contacts are: for 
Fuel Assistance (Contact: Joanne Tibbetts), WAP (Contact: 
Jane Keay), and HEARTWAP (Contact: Pam Springer). For 
a complete description of these programs see the EOCD 
listing in the state programs section. 

UTILITY ADVOCACY SERVICE-NSCAP advocates on 
behalf of low income residents of the above mentioned 
communities. 

HARD TIMES PARTNERSHIP FUND-The organization pro- 
vides emergency fuel assistance to low and moderate in- 
come residents of Peabody. 

HELPING HANDS IN DANVERS FUND-NSCAP provides 
emergency fuel assistance to low and moderate income 
residents of Danvers. Contact: Mary Rodrigues. 

Franklin County 

Franklin Community Action 
Corporation (FCAC) 

39 Federal Street 
Greenfield, MA 01301 
(413) 772-0189 
(413)773-3421 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP and HEARTWAP-FCAC admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in Franklin County. For 
information on these programs the contacts are: for Fuel 
Assistance (Contact: Geannine Dickinson), WAP and 
HEARTWAP (Contact: John Henry). For a complete des- 
cription of these programs see the EOCD listing in the state 
programs section. 

Franklin County Cooperative Extension 

238 Main Street 
Greenfield. MA 01301 
(413) 774-2902 

Contact: Gisela Walker 

ENERGY EDUCATION-This organization provides infor- 
mation on residential energy conservation, solar energy, 
wood heat, and municipal energy conservation. They have 
an extensive energy library which features books on all 
aspects of energy. 



Franklin County Regional Housing 
Authority (FCRHA) 

P.O.Box 30 

Turners Falls, MA 01376 

(413)863-9781 

Contact: Ed Schwabe 

HEAT— FCRHA administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Franklin County. For a complete description of this pro- 
gram see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

COUNSELING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE-FCRHA 
provides assistance on home energy and rehabilitation 
problems. 

Hampden County 

Chicopee Emergency Food and 
Fuel (CHIEFF) 

36 Center Street 
Chicopee, MA 01013 
(413)592-6121 

Contact: Cheri Reigles 

EMERGENCY FUEL ASSISTANCE-7h\s service is offered 
to low income Chicopee residents who meet specific pro- 
gram criteria and who have utilized all sources of government 
fuel assistance. Eligible recipients may receive emergency 
assistance from CHIEFF only once per heating season. 

Hampden County Office of Energy and 
Management (HCOEM) 

50 State Street 
Springfield, MA 01 103 
(413) 781-8100 Ext. 2312 

Contact: Geri Germano 

HEAT— HCOEM administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Hampden County. For a complete description of this pro- 
gram see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

COMMUNITY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-HCOEM prepares 
grant proposals, notifies public agencies about grant oppor- 
tunities, arranges for energy audits for every type of build- 
ing, and advises public entities on financing energy conser- 
vation measures. HCOEM also develops community 
programs and provides energy information for residential, 
private, nonprofit, commercial and industrial audiences. 

Housing Allowance Project, Inc. (HAP) 

145 State Street 
Springfield, MA 01103 
(413)785-1251 

Contact: David Perry 

WAP— HAP administers EOCD's WAP program in Holyoke. 
Chicopee, Westfield, and other Hampden County towns. 
For a complete description of this program see the EOCD 
listing in the state programs section. 



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New England Farm Workers' Council 

6 Frost Street 
Springfield, MA 01105 
(413)781-2145 
(413)733-9715 

Contact: Jane Malone 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— The Council administers this EOCD 
program in the City of Springfield. For a complete descrip- 
tion of this program see the EOCD listing in the state pro- 
grams section. 

Springfield Action Commission (SAC) 

P.O.Box 1449 

Springfield, MA 01101-1449 

(413)788-7396 

(413)781-7758 

Contact: Henry Newman 

WAP— The Commission administers EOCD's WAP program 
in Springfield, West Springfield, Longmeadow, and other 
Hampden County towns. For a complete description of this 
program see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA) 

73 State Street 
Springfield, MA 01 103 
(413)787-6500 

Contact: Patty Korman 

HEAT and HEARTWAP— The Springfield Redevelopment 
Authority administers EOER's HEAT program and EOCD's 
HEARTWAP program in the City of Springfield. For a com- 
plete description of these programs see the EOER and 
EOCD listings in the state programs section. 

Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (VOC) 

36 Center Street 

Chicopee, MA 01013 

(413)592-6121 

(413) 594-6621 (connecting all sites) 

172 High Street 
Holyoke, MA 01040 
(413) 538-7291 

59 Court Street 
Westfield, MA 01085 
(413)594-6621 

29 Central Street 
Palmer, MA 01069 
(413)594-6621 

FUEL ASSISTANCE and HEARTWAP-VOC administers 
these two EOCD programs in all of the communities of 
Hampden County except Springfield. For more information 
on these programs the contacts are: for Fuel Assistance 
(Contact: Annette Rodriguez) and HEARTWAP (Contact: 
Susan Rutherford). For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 



Hampshire County 

Center for Ecological Technology (CET) 

26 Market Street 
Northampton, MA 01060 
(413)586-7350 

Contact: Alan Silverstein 

HEAT— CET administers EOER's HEAT program in Hamp- 
shire County. For a complete description of this program 
see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

CET ENERGY PROJECT- CET provides individuals and 
organizations with current energy information through its 
energy library and quarterly newsletter ( Energy News ). 
CET also provides technical workshops and expert speak- 
ers on a broad range of issues including: renewable sources 
of energy, energy efficient construction practices, asbestos, 
radon, do-it-yourself window insulation, and indoor air 
quality. 

WEA THERIZA TION MA TER1ALS CO-OP-Renters and 
homeowners can tighten up their homes with weatheriza- 
tion materials, which are available at a reduced cost 
through CET's weatherization materials co-op bulk pur- 
chase program. The materials which are available include: 
caulk, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, clock thermostats, 
vinyl storm windows, water conservation devices, insulating 
window shades, and more. Radon testing kits are also 
available. 

Hampshire Community Action 
Commission (HCAC) 

P.O.Box 7 

Northampton. MA 01601 
(413)584-4577 

Contact: Steve Szewczyk 

FUEL ASSISTANCE WAP and HEARTWAP-HCAC 
administers these three EOCD programs in Hampshire 
County. For a complete description of these programs see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Highland Valley Elder Services, Inc. 

320 Riverside Drive 
Northampton. MA 01060 
(413)586-2000 

Contact: Carol Brown 

This agency serves those residents who are over 60 years of 
age. or those who live with or care for them, in Hampshire and 
Western Hampden Counties. The agency's services include: 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL- The organization pro- 
vides information on agencies which offer energy programs, 
such as fuel assistance and weatherization. 

CHORE PROGRAM— This agency also offers assistance with 
firewood splitting and stacking, and the installation of 
weatherization materials and storm windows. 



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Hitchcock Center for the Environment 

525 South Pleasant Street 
Amherst, MA 01002 
(413)256-6006 

ENERGY EDUCATION— The Center provides energy educa- 
tion materials for use by school teachers, grades K-12. A 
curriculum development specialist is also available from 
September to June. 

Northampton Council on Aging 

240 Main Street 
Northampton, MA 01060 
(413) 586-6950 Ext. 228 

Contact: Cynthia Langley 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— The Council serves as an intake site 
for applications for fuel assistance from Northampton 
seniors. The Council also serves as a site for weatheriza- 
tion workshops. For a complete description of the Fuel 
Assistance Program see the EOCD listing in the state 
programs section. 

HOME REPAIR PROGRAM— The Council provides minor 
home repairs to elderly homeowners. The program works 
in conjunction with HCAC's operation of the WAP program 
and Highland Valley Elder Services' Chore Program. 

Pioneer Valley Heating Oil Co-op 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Room 423, Student Union 
Amherst, MA 01003 
(413)545-0865 

HEATING OIL CO-OP— By pooling their purchasing 
power, residents of Amherst, Northampton and the 
surrounding towns can purchase home heating oil from 
a full service dealer at significant savings through this 
heating oil co-op. The fee to join the Co-op is $5 for 
students of the University of Massachusetts and $10 for 
non-students. 

Middlesex County 

Boston Area Solar Energy 
Association (BASEA) 

P.O. Box 44-1017 
Somerville, MA 02144 
(617)628-0708 

SOLAR ENERGY ADVOCACY-BASEA offers information 
and advocacy on solar energy issues. Membership is open 
to anyone interested in promoting solar energy resources. 



Cambridge/ Somerville Fuel Assistance 

51 Inman Street 
Cambridge, MA 02139 
(617)491-4367 

1 Summer Street 
Somerville, MA 02143 
(617)623-8400 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— This organization administers this 
EOCD program in Cambridge and Somerville (Contact: 
Kathy Mitchell). For a complete description of this program 
see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

City of Cambridge 
Community Development and 
Residential Energy Department 

57 Inman Street 
Cambridge, MA 02139 
(617)498-9035 

HEAT, WAP and HEARTWAP-The Department administers 
EOER's HEAT program (Contact: Elsa Campbell) in Arlington, 
Belmont, Cambridge, Everett, Lexington, Maiden, Medford, 
Melrose, Revere, Somerville, Watertown, and Winthrop. 
They also administer EOCD's WAP and HEARTWAP pro- 
grams (Contact: Larry Corbett) in Cambridge. For a com- 
plete description of these programs see the EOER and 
EOCD listings in the state programs section. 

City of Somerville 
Office of Planning and 
Community Development 

City Hall 

Somerville, MA 02143 
(617) 625-6600 Ext. 142 

WAP and HEARTWAP— This office administers these two 
EOCD programs in the City of Somerville. For a complete 
description of these programs see the EOCD listing in the 
state programs section. 

Community Action Agency of Somerville 

1 Summer Street 
Somerville, MA 02143 
(617)623-7370 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— This agency performs outreach and 
intake functions for EOCD's Fuel Assistance Program in the 
City of Somerville. For a complete description of this pro- 
gram see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

ADVOCACY AND COUNSELING-The agency also assists 
residents with locating funding for energy related 
emergencies. 



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Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI) 

167 Dutton Street 
Lowell, MA 01852 
(508)459-0551 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP and HEARTWAP-CW adminis- 
ters these three EOCD programs in the Greater Lowell area 
and in Waltham, Watertown, and the cities and towns in 
between. For information on these programs the contacts 
are: for Fuel Assistance (Contact: Claire Wuolle at (508) 
459-6161), WAP (Contact: Ron Gleason at (508) 459-6161), 
and HEARTWAP (Contact: Monica Kanellas at (508) 
459-6161). For a complete description of these programs 
see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Energy Federation, Inc. (EFI) 

354B Waverly Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508)875-4921 

Contact: Bradley Steele 

WEA THER1ZA TION MA TER1ALS DISCOUNT-EFl provides 
weatherization materials at a reduced cost to consumers. 

Fair Share Development Corporation (FSDC) 

180 Lincoln Street, 4th Floor 
Boston, MA 02111 
(617)482-7084 

HEAT— Fair Share Development Corporation administers 
EOER's HEAT program in Newton and Waltham. For a 
complete description of this program see the EOER listing 
in the state programs section. 

Massachusetts Audubon Society 

Lincoln, MA 01773 
(617)259-9500 

Contact: Nancy Schalch 

ENERGY EDUCATION- The Massachusetts Audubon Socie- 
ty offers publications on a wide range of energy conserva- 
tion subjects. They also provide research and educational 
programs for the general public, technical support for 
building professionals, and training and curriculum devel- 
opment for middle and high school teachers. 

ENERGY DEMONSTRA TION PROJECTS-The Massachu- 
setts Audubon Society operates alternative energy install- 
ations in Massachusetts, including a superinsulated and 
solar heated nature center in the Town of Natick (Contact: 
(617) 655-2296), and a large solar greenhouse and collector 
in the Town of Hampden (Contact: (413) 566-8034). 



MASS-SAVE, Inc. (MSI) 

200 Fifth Avenue 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617)890-7788 
1-800-792-5260 

HEAT— This agency administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Northern Middlesex County. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOER listing in the state programs 
section. 

Menotomy Weatherization 

730 Massachusetts Avenue 
Arlington, MA 02174 
(617) 646-1000 Ext. 4790 

WAP— This agency administers EOCD's WAP program in 
Arlington, Lexington, Waltham, and Watertown. For a 
complete description of this program see the EOCD listing 
in the state programs section. 

People's Energy Resource 
Cooperative (PERC) 

354B Waverly Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 879-8572 

Contact: Bradley Steele 

HEAT— PERC administers EOER's HEAT program in South- 
ern Middlesex County. For a complete description of this 
program see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

CO-OPERATIVE BUYING SERVICE-PERC offers discounts to 
consumers on home heating oil, weatherization materials, 
and thermal window products. 

Somerville Department of Human Services 

Somerville City Hall 
93 Highland Avenue 
Somerville, MA 02143 
(617)625-6600 

Contact: Susan Rabinowitz 

ADVOCACY AND UTILITY COUNSEUNG-The Depart- 
ment provides low income Somerville residents with advice 
and advocacy on utility company issues. 

EMERGENCY FUEL ASSISTANCE-The Department pro- 
vides some low income residents of Somerville with 
emergency fuel assistance on a very limited basis. 



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South Middlesex Opportunity 
Council (SMOC) 

75 Howard Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 620-1230 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-SMOC admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in Southern Middlesex 
County. For a complete description of these programs see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Tri-City Community Action Program, 
Inc. (Tri-CAP) 

341 A Forest Street 
Maiden, MA 02148 
(617)322-6284 

Contact: Rich Tulman 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-Tri-CAP 
administers these three EOCD programs in Maiden, Med- 
ford, Woburn, and the surrounding communities. For infor- 
mation on these programs the contacts are: for Fuel 
Assistance (Contact: (617) 322-6284), WAP (not including 
the City of Melrose, Contact: Marilyn Murphy at (617) 
322-4190), and HEARTWAP (Contact: Frank Nemeth at 
(617) 322-4190). For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Nantucket County 

Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation 

397 Main Street 
P.O.Box 28 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)775-9016 
1-800-243-1616 

HEAT— Self Reliance administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Nantucket County. For a complete description of this pro- 
gram see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

HEATING OIL CO-OP— By pooling their purchasing power, 
residents of Nantucket County can purchase home heating 
oil from a full service dealer at significant savings through 
the Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation's Heating Oil 
Co-op. The fee to join the Co-op is $10. The fee is waived 
for senior citizens and low income residents. 

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) 

77 Winter Street 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)771-5400 

WAP and HEARTWAP— HAC administers these two EOCD 
programs in Nantucket County. For a complete description 
of these programs see the EOCD listing in the state pro- 
grams section. 



South Shore Community Action 
Council (SSCAC) 

20 Willow Avenue 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508) 778-0870 

Contact: Lisa Spencer 

FUEL ASSISTANCE-SSCAC administers this EOCD pro- 
gram in Nantucket County. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOCD listing in the state programs 
section. 

Norfolk County 

Atlantic Neighborhood Center 

12 Hunt Street 
Quincy, MA 02169 
(617) 773-1380 Ext. 338 

Contact: Pat Yovino 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL-The Center provides 
energy conservation and weatherization information 
through a newsletter and meetings on energy conservation. 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— The Center acts as an intake site for 
EOCD's Fuel Assistance Program in the City of Quincy. For 
a complete description of this program see the EOCD listing 
in the state programs section. 

Fair Share Development 
Corporation (FSDC) 

180 Lincoln Street, 4th Floor 
Boston, MA 021 11 
(617)482-7084 

HEAT— Fair Share Development Corporation administers 
EOER's HEAT program in the Greater Boston and Greater 
Quincy areas. For a complete description of this program 
see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

OIL CO-OP— Members of Fair Share Development Corpor- 
ation receive a discount on home heating oil and the cost of 
related services. 

ENERGY CO-OP— Fair Share Development Corporation 
sells energy conservation and weatherization materials at 
discounted prices through its energy co-op. 

People's Energy Resource 
Cooperative (PERC) 

354 B Waverly Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 879-8572 

HEAT— PERC administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Western Norfolk County. For a complete description of this 
program see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

CO-OPERATIVE BUYING SERVICE-PERC offers discounts 
to consumers on home heating oil, weatherization 
materials, and thermal window products. 



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Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. 

1509 Hancock Street 
Quincy, MA 02169 
(617)471-4025 

Contact: Bob Cosgrove 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-*X\\\s 
organization administers these three EOCD programs in 
Quincy, Braintree, Milton, and Weymouth. For information 
on these programs the contacts are: for Fuel Assistance 
(Contact: (617) 471-4025), WAP (Contact: (617) 479-1655). 
and HEARTWAP (Contact: (617) 479-1655). For a complete 
description of these programs see the EOCD listing in the 
state programs section. 

Self Help, Inc. 

142 Main Street 
Brockton, MA 02401 
(508) 588-5440 
Contact: Pat Foley 

Richardson School 
95 Pine Street 
Attleboro, MA 02703 
(508)226-4192 
Contact: Elaine Kirby 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-SeU Help 
administers these three EOCD programs in Southwestern 
Norfolk County. For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

South Middlesex Opportunity 
Council (SMOC) 

75 Howard Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(617)235-4557 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-SMOC admini- 
sters these three EOCD programs in Western Norfolk 
County. For a complete description of these programs see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

Plymouth County 

Cape & Islands Self Reliance Corporation 

Eastern Plymouth County: 

397 Main Street 
P.O. Box 28 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
(508)775-9016 
1-800-243-1616 

Western Plymouth County (including Brockton): 

Durfee Union Mill Place 
275 Pleasant Street, #63 
Fall River, MA 02722 
(508) 672-0060 
1-800-345-3530 



HEAT— Self Reliance administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Plymouth County. For a complete description of this pro- 
gram see the EOER listing in the state programs section. 

Self Help, Inc. 

142 Main Street 
Brockton, MA 02401 
(508) 588-5440 
Contact: Pat Foley 

Richardson School 
95 Pine Street 
Attleboro, MA 02703 
(508)226-4192 
Contact: Elaine Kirby 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP and HEARTWAP-Se\t Help 
administers these three EOCD programs in sections of 
Plymouth, Norfolk, and Bristol Counties. For a complete 
description of these programs see the EOCD listing in the 
state programs section. 

South Shore Community Action Council, 
Inc. (SSCAC) 

17 Court Street 
P.O.Box 3610 
Plymouth, MA 02361 
(508) 746-6707 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-SSCAC 

administers these three EOCD programs in Plymouth 
County. For information on these programs the contacts 
are: for Fuel Assistance (Contact: Lisa Spencer). WAP and 
HEARTWAP (Contact: Ron McKay). For a complete descrip- 
tion of these programs see the EOCD listing in the state 
programs section. 

Suffolk County 

Action for Boston Community Development, 
Inc. (ABCD) 

1 78 Tremont Street 
Boston, MA 021 11 
(617)357-6000 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-ABCD 
administers these three EOCD programs in Boston and 
some surrounding communities. For information on these 
programs the contacts are: for Fuel Assistance (serving 
residents of Boston, Brookline. and Newton. Contact: 
Constance Carey at (617) 357-6000 Ext. 269). WAP (serving 
residents of Boston. Brookline. Newton. Dedham. Needham. 
and Waltham. Contact: John Wells at (617) 427-0698 Ext. 
571), and HEARTWAP (serving residents of Boston. 
Brookline. and Newton, Contact: John Wells at (617) 
357-6000 Ext. 571). For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 



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Boston Building Materials Co-op (BBMC) 

171 Green Street 
Boston, MA 02130 
(617)524-1984 

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE-BBMC provides 
materials to consumers for do-it-yourself residential energy 
conservation. 

ENERGY EDUCATION- BBMC conducts workshops on 
weatherization, heat loss through windows, and proper in- 
sulation and ventilation techniques. 

INSULATION PROJECT- Cellulose insulation costing 
significantly below the retail price is made available by 
BBMC to qualified households for rehabilitation work or for 
new construction projects. 

Boston Fuel Consortium (BFC) 

670 Centre Street 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 
(617)524-3950 

Contact: Susan Brace 

FUEL OIL BUYING SERVICE-BFC offers fuel oil and oil 
burner services to its members at discounted prices, 
through local oil dealers who are under contract with BFC. 
Membership to BFC is open to all individuals and organiza- 
tions who heat their homes or buildings with oil. 

ENERGY EDUCATION— BFC sponsors energy conservation 
educational programs for its members and for interested 
community organizations. 

ENERGY CONSERVATION FUND-BFC provides grants and 
loans to its residential members and to nonprofit agencies 
for energy conservation improvements. 

Citizens Energy Corporation (CEC) 

530 Atlantic Avenue 
Boston, MA 02210 
(617)338-6300 

Contact: Beverly Watts Mayhew 

LOW COST HEATING O/L-CEC provides low cost heating 
oil to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for distribution 
through the Commonwealth's Fuel Assistance Program. For 
a complete description of the Fuel Assistance Program see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

City of Boston 

Public Facilities Department 

Housing Division 
26 West Street 
Boston, MA 02111 
(617)725-3179 

Contact: Marlena Richardson 



The City of Boston has several housing programs which 
emphasize the installation of energy conservation meas- 
ures, such as insulation and storm windows. The City's pro- 
grams include: 

HOMEOWNER SERVICES PROGRAM-The City provides 
financial and technical assistance to low and moderate 
income homeowners of l-to-4 unit properties. 

RENTAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM-The City provides 
financial and technical assistance to small landlords of 
l-to-12 unit properties who are seeking to provide housing 
for low and moderate income tenants. 

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM-The City pro- 
vides financial and technical assistance to eligible buyers of 
city-owned l-to-12 unit properties. 

NONPROFIT PROGRAM-The City provides financial and 
technical assistance to selected nonprofit organizations 
which are providing housing opportunities through the 
rehabilitation of abandoned buildings. 

BUILDABLE LOTS PROGRAM-The City provides financial 
and technical assistance to small builders and contractors 
who have the ability to construct affordable housing on 
city-owned vacant lots. 

City of Cambridge 
Community Development and 
Residential Energy Department 

57 Inman Street 
Cambridge, MA 02139 
(617)498-9035 

HEAT— The Department administers EOER's HEAT pro- 
gram in Revere and Winthrop. For a complete description 
of this program see the EOER listing in the state programs 
section. 

City Missionary Society 

14 Beacon Street 
Boston, MA 02108 
(617)742-6830 

Contact: Eleanor Yeo 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— This organization provides emergency 
fuel assistance during the winter to low income residents of 
the City of Boston. There is a limited amount of assistance 
available, and it is usually given on a one-time basis. 



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Community Action Program 
Inter-City, Inc. 

583 Broadway 
Chelsea, MA 02150 
(617)884-6130 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-This agency 
administers these three EOCD programs in Chelsea, Revere, 
Winthrop, Melrose, and Wakefield. For information on these 
programs the contacts are: for Fuel Assistance (serving 
residents of Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop only, Contact: 
Anthony Voto), WAP (Contact: Josephine Dwyer), and 
HEARTWAP (serving residents of Revere, Chelsea, and 
Winthrop only, Contact: Emily Surette). For a complete 
description of these programs see the EOCD listing in the 
state programs section. 

ENERGY EDUCATION— Community Action Inter-City 
schedules energy conservation workshops and media 
presentations throughout the year. 

Community Energy Partnership, Inc. (CEP) 

180 Lincoln Street 
Boston, MA 02111 
(617)482-6641 

Contact: Paul Houlihan 

COMMUNITY ENERGY ASSISTANCE-CEP provides oppor- 
tunities for member community organizations to work with 
utilities and state agencies in the delivery of energy conser- 
vation programs. The other services which CEP offers 
include consulting services in research and program devel- 
opment, contract administration of state and utility conser- 
vation programs, marketing design and implementation, 
and training and technical assistance to member organiza- 
tions and other clients within New England. 

Fair Share Development 
Corporation (FSDC) 

180 Lincoln Street, 4th Floor 
Boston, MA 02111 
(617)482-7084 

HEAT— Fair Share Development Corporation administers 
EOER's HEAT program in Boston and several surrounding 
communities, such as Chelsea, Newton, and Waltham, and 
in the Greater Quincy area. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOER listing in the state programs 
section. 

OIL CO-OP— Members of Fair Share Development Corpor- 
ation receive a discount on home heating oil and the cost of 
related services. 

ENERGY CO-OP— Fair Share Development Corporation 
sells energy conservation and weatherization materials at 
discounted prices through its energy co-op. 



Jewish Community Relations 
Council (JCRC) 

1 Lincoln Plaza, Suite #308 
Boston, MA 021 11 
(617)330-9600 

Contact: Marjorie Epstein 

The JCRC's Energy Committee seeks to educate the 
public on energy matters with a focus on reducing the 
United States' dependence on oil and assisting low 
income people in the Commonwealth with their energy 
needs. The Committee's services include: 

INFORMATION CENTER-The JCRC provides information 
on Israel's alternative energy projects, offers speakers on 
various energy issues, conducts monthly meetings with 
speakers, and holds discussions on a wide range of energy 
topics and perspectives. In addition, the JCRC monitors 
legislation on energy related issues. 

NEWSLETTER-The JCRC publishes a newsletter, JCRC 
Energy News , which provides information on a wide range 
of developments in the field of energy, both in the United 
States and in Israel. 

Lena Park Community 
Development Corporation 

150 American Legion Highway 

Dorchester, MA 02 124 

(617)436-1900 

Contact: Antoine Laurent 

1353 Blue Hill Avenue 
Mattapan, MA 02126 
(617)298-2570 

FUEL ASSISTANCE— This agency administers this EOCD 
program to residents of Dorchester and Mattapan. For a 
complete description of this program see the EOCD listing 
in the state programs section. 

ENERGY EDUCATION— The agency also distributes do-it- 
yourself energy conservation packets to individuals who 
are participating in EOCD's Fuel Assistance Program. 

The Salvation Army 

147 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 
(617)542-5320 

Contact: Major Charles Williams 

GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND (GYfT-Through this fund, the 
Salvation Army provides financial assistance across Massa- 
chusetts to eligible individuals who have utility bills (oil. 
gas, or electric) that they cannot pay. The fund was 
established by a consortium of utility companies. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-The Salvation .Army provides 
some financial assistance to individuals, to be used in the 
payment of utility bills. In addition, the organization pro- 
vides referrals for more energy efficient housing, and 
energy audits and related services, for citizens in the 
Greater Boston area. 



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Southwest Boston Senior Services (SBSS) 

23 Florence Street 
Roslindale, MA 02 131 
(617)325-6565 

Contact: Mary Kirby 

FUEL ASSISTANCE-SESS takes applications for EOCD's 
Fuel Assistance Program from senior citizens (age 60 and 
over) who live in Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, 
Southern Jamaica Plain and Western Mattapan, by appoint- 
ment only. For a complete description of this program see 
the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 

BOSTON ELDER EMERGENCY FUND-The SBSS provides 
financial assistance for energy related emergencies, by 
appointment only. 

Worcester County 

Fair Share Development Corporation (FSDC) 

72 Cambridge Street 
Smokestack Place, Suite #210 
Worcester, MA 01603 
(508) 797-5725 

Contact: Karen Cathcart 

HEAT— Fair Share Development Corporation administers 
EOER's HEAT program in Central and Southern Worcester 
County. For a complete description of this program see the 
EOER listing in the state programs section. 

OIL CO-OP— Members of Fair Share Development Corpora- 
tion receive a discount on home heating oil and the cost of 
related services. 

ENERGY CO-OP— Fair Share Development Corporation 
sells energy conservation and weatherization materials at 
discounted prices through its energy co-op. 

Fundamental Action to Conserve Energy, 
Inc. (FACE) 

75 Day Street 
P.O.Box 2346 
Fitchburg, MA 01420 
(508) 345-5385 

FACE is a nonprofit, community based organization which 
focuses on energy conservation issues that affect the citi- 
zens in the Fitchburg area and the Montachusett region of 
Central Massachusetts. FACE'S services include: 

HEAT— FACE administers EOER's HEAT program in 
Northern Worcester County. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOER listing in the state programs 
section. 

COMMUNITY ACTION TO SA VE HEAT (CASH)-This is a 
weatherization materials and installation program that is 
open to low income residents of the City of Fitchburg. This 
program provides up to $200 worth of weatherization 
materials to qualified applicants, with priority being given 
to the elderly, single parents and those citizens in the 
greatest need. 



FACE ENERGY CO-OP-The FACE Energy Co-op offers 
over 30 different energy conservation products, with an 
emphasis on products which are low cost, high quality, and 
durable. Products are sold to co-op members at a discounted 
cost and to non-members at a price slightly over cost. 

Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. 

503 Chestnut Street 
Gardner, MA 01440 
(508) 342-7025 

Contact: Brian Angus 

WAP and HEARTWAP—The Council administers these two 
EOCD programs in Northern Worcester County. For a com- 
plete description of these programs see the EOCD listing in 
the state programs section. 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION-The Council provides educa- 
tion and training in low cost energy conservation 
techniques. 

OIL BURNER TUNE-UP— The Council provides oil burner 
tune-ups to income-eligible residents. 

New England Farm Workers' Council 

2 Haywood Place 
31 Lake Street 
Gardner, MA 01440 
(508)630-1606 
1-800-248-5016 

FUEL ASSISTANCE-The Council administers this EOCD 
program in Northern Worcester County. For a complete 
description of this program see the EOCD listing in the state 
programs section. 

People's Energy Resource 
Cooperative (PERC) 

354B Waverly Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 879-8572 

Contact: Bradley Steele 

HEAT-PERC administers EOER's HEAT program in South- 
eastern Worcester County. For a complete description of 
this program see the EOER listing in the state programs 
section. 

South Middlesex Opportunity 
Council (SMOC) 

75 Howard Street 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 478-6460 

FUEL ASSISTANCE, WAP, and HEARTWAP-SMOC 
administers these three EOCD programs in Southeastern 
Worcester County. For a complete description of these pro- 
grams see the EOCD listing in the state programs section. 



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Worcester Community Action Council, 
Inc. (WCAC) 

340 Main Street 
Worcester, MA 01608 
(508) 754-7281 

Contact: Meredith Stidsen-Lindquist 

FUEL ASSIST ANCE-WCAC administers this EOCD pro- 
gram in Central and Southern Worcester County. For a 
complete description of this program see the EOCD listing 
in the state programs section. 

Worcester County Extension 

759 Main Street 
Leicester, MA 01524 
(508)892-1116 

Contact: Edward Radik 

CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM- Worcester County Extension 
administers EOER's Circuit Rider Program in Worcester 
County. For a complete description of this program see the 
EOER listing in the state programs section. 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL-The Extension provides 
general information and referrals concerning energy issues 
through radio and television programming (WTAG and 
Community Cable TV), workshops, and news articles. They 
also have brochures available on a wide range of topics 
such as: residential and agricultural energy conservation, 
solar heating and hot water, and wood and coal burning. 

Worcester Labor Co-op 

205 Millbury Street 
Worcester, MA 01610 
(508) 757-2238 

WAP and HEARTWAP— The Co-op administers these two 
EOCD programs in Central and Southern Worcester Coun- 
ty. For a complete description of these programs see the 
EOCD listing in the state programs section. 



ELDER HOME REPAIR PROGRAM-The Co-op will repair 
building code violations and infiltration problems in the 
homes of elders (over 60). 

HOME REPAIR OF WORCESTER-Tht Co-op offers general 
heat waste corrections in eligible low income households, 
including corrections on infiltration and insulation. 

WISER PROGRAM— The Co-op offers repair and mainten- 
ance services of primary heating systems in the homes of 
fuel assistance clients. 

Out of State 

Northeast Solar Energy Association (NESEA) 

14 Green Street 
P.O.Box 541 

Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 
(802) 254-2386 

Contact: Larry Sherwood 

NESEA is a private nonprofit membership organization 
which promotes the understanding and use of solar energy 
and other renewable energy sources throughout the Nor- 
theastern United States. NESEA serves builders, architects, 
engineers, homeowners, and renters. NESEA's services 
include: 

INFORMATION— NESEA provides energy information 
through workshops, publications, technical assistance, and 
solar advocacy programs. 

PUBLICATIONS— NESEA publishes a bi-monthly magazine. 
The Northeast Sun . It focuses on regional solar technologies, 
events, and news. NESEA members receive discounts on all 
publications, workshops, seminars, and NESEA conferences. 
NESEA has local chapters and affiliates in Boston and 
Somerville. For information on membership contact the 
Brattleboro office. 




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